Washington superfan Zema ‘Chief Zee’ Williams has died

Tuesday July 19th, 2016

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Washington Redskins superfan Zema “Chief Zee” Williams died Tuesday. He was 75.

Williams was a staple at Redskins’ home games, donning a Native American headdress and endearing himself to the organizaion under the moniker Chief Zee. The Redskins paid for Williams’s admission to games, and earlier this year the team’s fans even helped him raise money to stay in his apartment. 

Williams attended every Redskins home game since 1978, except for four he missed due to funerals, The Washington Post reported in 2013.

“The Washington Redskins will always appreciate Zema Williams' unique passion and dedication to our football team and his fellow Washington Redskins' fans,” the team said in a statement.

A vigil for Williams will be held at the Redskins’ stadium Tuesday night.

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